Maseru takes a hard line with diamond producers
Following the recent inauguration of the first diamond mine owned by a Mosotho, the government is looking for an independent diamond valuer to reduce reliance on selling prices decided by the mining companies. It is also considering raising the bar regarding the minimum local shareholding in foreign mining ventures. [...]
Uber-rich Kothari clan hitches its wagon to Lourenço's diamond sector reforms
The wealthy Indian Kothari family, which owns the KGK Group gemstone and jewellery company, is backing João Lourenço's shake-up of the diamond sector. By helping the president with his plan to make Angola more than a mere producer of stones, the Kotharis are counting on better access to the country's output. [...]
Stock-take of Joao Lourenco's reform of the diamond sector?
After 18-months in power, what has Angolan president Joao Lourenco managed to achieve of his great reform to overhaul the country's diamond industry (AMI 409), no longer controlled by those close to former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his [. [...]